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barack obama would face voters with the highest unemployment rate of any incumbent since franklin roosevelt. >>> a federal audit is confirming a report this yore that found questionable practices by the agency that runs reagan national airport and dulles airport. the metropolitan washington airport authority. they accepted super bowl tickets from contractors and that the authority routinely awarded no bid contracts. the audit does credit the authority for putting reforms in place over the past few months. >>> sandy recovery operations in the area are winding down this morning thankfully a lot of people have their power back now. dominion virginia is reporting less than 10,000 customers out in the washington area. >> and bge is close to restoring power to all of the d.c. regional customers. dominion has ten customers without power, just ten -- 9news now reporter kristin fisher is at national harbor where some of those power crews are mobilizing this morning to head north and help folks who still are in the dark. good morning to you kristin. >> reporter: good morning, well, we're ta
in new jersey. president obama plans to tour there today. residents say they got hit by a surge of sea water at least 5 feet high. >> within a matter of minutes i think where the basement got completely flooded. we' just waiting for the rescue. >> we have a plan for recovery and that recovery is already beginning. >> new york city mayor michael bloomberg says work is under way to get the financial sector back to normal as well as make repairs to the flooded transit system. the recovery could take months in the breezy point community where a fire destroyed more than 80 homes. >>> before his trip to new jersey today, president obama visited national headquarters of the red cross in washington tuesday. he thanks relief agencies for doing their part and he warned we're not through with sandy yet. there are still areas threatened by high winds and water and that includes alexandria, virginia where we find 9news reporter ko im. good morning, ko. >> reporter: good morning to you. good morning, everyone. well, we're standing on king street a little bit higher where if you've been to old town,
, president obama brought some hope to hard hit new jersey pledging to be in it for the long haul. he toured the garden state with governor chris christie where entire neighborhoods are still underwater. the president said his top priority, getting the power back on especially atwater filtration plants and other critical infrastructure. his second priority? transportation. clearing roads from debris and restoring mass transit so people can begin to go back to work. and their kids can go back to school. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow-up to make sure that you get all the help that you need until you've rebuilt. we want to make sure that people have realistic expectations but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. >> reporter: here's are the aimenings just every -- images just never ever -- you can't get used to them. homes buried in sand and entire neighborhoods gone. it's slowly sinking in that everything in the coastal communities
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